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September 2005
Third edition
Intended for use with Mathematica 5 or later

Software and manual written by Robert Beretta

Partnerships manager: Joy Costa
Developer support specialist: Nirmal Malapaka
Project manager: Jennifer Peterson
Software quality assurance: Rachelle Bergmann, Jay Hawkins, Cindie Strater
Document quality assurance: Jan Progen, Marcia Krause, Angela Latham, Wendy Leung, Carol Ordal
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Graphics design: Megan Gillette, Jody Jasinski, Kimberly Michael
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